24 Nov '15, 4pm

Insane CA natural gas leak has warming impact of 300m burned gallons of gasoline

In California, where the environment is already endangered by severe drought , a natural gas leak has quietly released enough methane to create as much impact on the atmosphere as up to 2.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The California Air Resources Board issued a statement this week containing that estimate, which comes one month after the initial leak was reported. The size and extent of the leak is enormous, and the 20-year warming impact is said to exceed that of all the state’s oil refineries combined, or of burning 300 million gallons of gasoline.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/insane-ca-natural-gas-leak-has-warmi...

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